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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science - 274JA

Course Code: 274JA
Course Version: 5
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
UAC Code: 365191
CRICOS Code: 081005B
Selection Rank: 51.45
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Score a competitive career in sport and exercise science

Through this course, you’ll develop a broad understanding of all aspects of sport and exercise science and explore the complexity of human movement, while developing strategies to assist athletes in reaching their full potential.

Having access to UC’s innovative and unique Sporting Commons gives you unprecedented connections with community and professional sporting organisations right here on campus. You’ll be encouraged to network with and become part of the Canberra sports community in the company of Australia's leading elite sports teams and research centres.

During your time at UC, you’ll undertake regular Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in the form of professional internships and will develop a research project in an area of sport and exercise science of particular interest to you.

As this course is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), upon graduation you can submit an application for exercise science membership. This course has a particularly strong link between professional placements and employment, with many interns securing future roles even before graduation.

High performing students may be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Sport Studies (Honours), or if you’d prefer to progress to postgraduate study, you could undertake the Master of Sport and Exercise Science (Research) or one of many other related master’s programs in the Faculty of Health.

Study a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at UC and you will:

  • Cover a range of exercise science subjects, from human anatomy and physiology to motor control and psychology
  • be academically prepared for a career in the sport industry
  • develop comprehensive skills in areas such as biomechanics and sport analytics.

Work Integrated Learning

WIL is an integral part of this course, giving you an invaluable opportunity to gain practical experience and form strong relationships within industry before graduating. You’ll undertake 250 hours of placement and will have the opportunity to apply for numerous internships with UC’s professional partners in areas such as NRL, Super Rugby, W-League, WNBL, Physical Activity Foundation, YMCA, Institutes of Sport and Community sporting groups.

Previous Sport and Exercise Science students have undertaken internships with organisations including the Australian Sports Commission, Basketball Australia, Ainslie Football Club, Canberra Raiders, the Football Federation of Australia, Volleyball Australia, Monaro Panthers Football Club, AFL NSW/ACT, Belconnen Magpies Sports Club, Brumbies Rugby, Woden Weston Football Club, Cricket NSW, the Ginninderra Swim Club, Physical Activity Foundation, forty2 edventures, Capital Football, Hockey ACT, Triathlon ACT, Touch Football ACT, ANU Sport, Cricket ACT, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, UC Ginninderra Athletics Club, School Sport ACT and the University of Canberra Swim Club.

Career opportunities

  • Exercise scientist
  • Sport development officer
  • Health promotion officer
  • Sports analyst
  • Sports policy and strategy analyst
  • Performance analyst
  • Physical training specialist
  • Strength and conditioning coach

Course-specific information

Applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Check and attain an ACT Working with Vulnerable People card.

Assumed knowledge – ACT: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematical Methods and Physics majors. NSW: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

This course is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Upon graduation, students may submit an application for exercise science membership of ESSA. A number of industry qualifications are also available to students on completion of appropriate units.

High performing students may be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Sport Studies (Honours). Graduates can continue their studies with a Master of Sport and Exercise Science (Research) or via related Faculty of Health master’s programs such as high performance sport and physiotherapy.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email student.centre@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Additional Admission Requirements

For Work Integrated Learning (WIL) students may require:
- Police check
- Working with vulnerable people
- Current vaccination

Assumed Knowledge

ACT: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematical Methods and Physics majors.
NSW: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science B Sp&ExSc

Alternate Exit Awards

Diploma of Health Studies Associate Degree of Health Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020 CSP $30,200
2019 CSP $29,000

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

At the completion of the Sport and Exercise Science degree, graduates may submit an application for exercise science membership of Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). A number of industry qualifications are also available to students on completion of appropriate units.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Work individually, collaboratively, ethically and with cultural safety when building professional networks and undertaking placement in the sport and exercise science sector. UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: think globally about issues in their profession;
adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
be self-aware;
Translate and communicate sport and exercise specific knowledge to a variety of health-related audiences such as professionals, government and non-government representatives and clients. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Read, critique, evaluate, integrate and apply research into practices of health care and human performance. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; and use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.

UC graduates are global citizens: Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.
Apply theoretical and practical knowledge of the structure and function of the human body relevant to the scope of practice of exercise science. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; and use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.

UC graduates are global citizens: Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.
Demonstrate applied knowledge, skill and competency in decision making and application of assessment, intervention and educational strategies relevant to the scope of practice of exercise science. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.

UC graduates are global citizens: Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Analyse and explain the impact of physical activity on human development and performance. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.

UC graduates are global citizens: Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.
Design, apply and evaluate appropriate interventions for improved health or performance outcomes for individuals, groups, communities and populations. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict.

UC graduates are global citizens: Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Sport Studies (Honours).

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Alternative exit award Diploma of Health Studies: Students may exit early from the Bachelor course if they have passed 24 credit points that meet the following requirements: a. At least 12 credit points must be at Level 1/B; b. At least 12 credit points must have been completed at University of Canberra; and c. At least 12 credit points must be from units in any of the health disciplines. Alternative exit award Associate Degree of Health Studies: Students may exit early from the Bachelor course if they have passed 48 credit points that meet the following requirements: a. At least 12 credit points must be at Level 1/B and 12 credit points at Level 2/I; b. At least 24 credit points must have been completed at University of Canberra; and c. At least 24 credit points must be from units in any of the health disciplines.

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